This track passes through mountain beech and mānuka, with red beech in the gullies.
Twelve Mile Creek Gorge was worked intensively by gold miners and signs of sluicing can still be seen. A short side track below Sam Summers Hut leads to an impressive rock fissure once used as a tail race.
A link to the Lake Dispute Track is signposted on the ridge on the eastern side.
The track starts from a car park 12 km from Queenstown on the Glenorchy–Queenstown Road.
Know before you go
Mountain biking is not permitted on this track and the link to Lake Dispute.